Recipe for a successful mystery novel: Take one spirited woman (Charley Carpenter), add a mystery book club populated with dedicated Agathaphiles. Add half-dozen pedigreed mysteries, including Christie’s And Then There Were None and one of my personal favorites, Murder, She Meowed by Rita Mae Brown. Blend an intriguing vintage clothing store (Charley’s pride and joy), and one handsome police detective (Marc Trenaut) with a prickly relationship with our heroine Charley. Stir well.
Season sparingly with brutal murders; apply skills of police, Charley, and her friends. Garnish with elements of those classic mystery books in the crimes, putting Charley and her friends on high alert. Sprinkle tastefully with mouth-watering red herrings. Serve at once.
This is a delightful book: fun to read. Thanks to author, publisher, and NetGalley for making an advance copy available for me to read and review.